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Ref no.: 1541300

Department/Division: Middle East Centre
Accountable to: Professor Toby Dodge, Kuwait Professor and Director of the Middle East Centre

Job Summary:
The Research Officer will produce independent original research and run research activities on the challenge of climate change and economic diversification in Gulf Cooperation Council states and Yemen. The Research Officer will also contribute to the wider research activities of the Kuwait Programme and the Middle East Centre.

– Plan and run research activities on the challenge of climate change in GCC states and Yemen
– Develop own programme of high quality research on the subject
– Present research at events within LSE and externally, including at academic conferences
– Publish research findings through the Middle East Centre and in peer reviewed journals or books
– Support Middle East Centre colleagues in the running of their research activities

Planning, Communications, Impact and Teamwork
– Promote and disseminate widely own research and that of colleagues working on the subject
– Initiate and sustain links with colleagues and external parties to promote awareness of the research and foster collaboration
– Produce policy-relevant findings and communicate these successfully
– Assist with planning, communications and administration
– Assist the Middle East Centre team with the Centre¡|s events and publications programmes
– Make a strong contribution to the research environment of the Middle East Centre
– To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above
– The post holder will be required to work full time in the Middle East Centre
– The post will involve travel to the region

Note LSE has a progressive pay structure that rewards you with annual pay increases up to a certain level as you develop in your role. We also provide for further reward past this point in the form of further pay increases based on exceptional performance.

Equality and Diversity LSE believes that equality for all is a basic human right. We actively encourage diversity and inclusion, while opposing all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Environmental Sustainability The post holder is required to minimise environmental impact in the performance of the role, and actively contribute to the delivery of the LSE Environmental Policy.


Knowledge and Experience
PhD in a relevant subject (E)
High quality published research on climate change and the Middle East (E)
Familiarity with political economy and energy studies (E)
Knowledge of the international research community working on climate change and the Middle East (E)
Knowledge of and connections to actors in the GCC and internationally, especially policymakers (E)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and command of English (E)
Experience of communicating research findings to diverse audiences through varied formats (E)
Knowledge of Arabic (D)

Planning and Organising Resources
Experience of contributing to the organisation of research activities including events and publications (E)
Ability to devise and deliver own research programme with minimal supervision (E)
Experience of fundraising for research activities (D)

Teamwork and Networking
Ability to make a valuable contribution to the research environment of an interdisciplinary centre (E)
Experience of effective networking and impact within academic, policy, media, business and third sectors (E)

E – Essential: Requirements without which the job could not be done.
D – Desirable: Requirements that would enable the candidate to perform the job well.

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